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As a technology, it is called multimedia.   As a revolution, it is the sum


many revolutions wrapped into one: A revolution in communication that

combines the audio visual power of television, the publishing power of the

printing press, and the interactive power of the computer.   Multimedia is


convergence of these different professions, once thought independent of


another, coming together to form a new technological approach to the way

information and ideas are shared.

What will society look like under the evolving institutions of


multimedia technologies?   Well, if the 1980’s were a time for media

tycoons, the

1990’s will be for the self-styled visionaries.   These gurus see a dawning


age in which the humble television will mutate into a two-way medium for a


amount of information and entertainment.   We can expect to see:

movies-on-demand, video games, databases, educational programming, home

shopping, telephone services, telebanking, teleconferencing, even the


simulations of virtual reality.   This souped-up television will itself be

a powerful

computer.   This, many believe, will be the world’s biggest media group,


consumers tune into anything, anywhere, anytime.

The most extraordinary thing about the multimedia boom, is that so


moguls are spending such vast sums to develop digital technologies, for


delivering of programs and services which are still largely hypothetical.

So what is behind such grand prophecies?   Primarily, two


advances known as digitization (including digital compression), and fibre


Both are indispensable to the high-speed networks that will deliver

dynamic new

services to homes and...


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